Agenda item - Update on the Brighton & Hove Education Partnership

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Update on the Brighton & Hove Education Partnership

Report of the Executive Director for Families, Children & Learning (copy attached)

 

Contact Officer:        Hilary Ferries,                                          Tel: 01273 290738

                                 Senior Adviser -Education

                                Partnerships

                                                                                                                                   

Wards affected:        All Wards

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

1.    That the update to the Brighton & Hove Education Partnership be noted.

Minutes:

 

23.1    The Senior Advisor – Education and Partnerships gave a brief update on the structure of the Brighton & Hove Education Partnership and the progress of identified priorities and next steps.

 

23.2    Councillor Nield referred to attendance rates and enquired how BHCC dealt with people whose attendance was not their fault.

 

23.3    The Senior Advisor – Education and Partnerships referred to the miss school miss out campaign and stated that children who were absent due to illness had to be kept in with the data.

 

23.4    Councillor Nield referred to the poverty proofing school day and enquired of the balance of money raised and schools pressuring parents due to school cuts.

 

23.5    The Senior Advisor – Education and Partnerships clarified that the Poverty Proofing school day was about offering children every opportunity.

 

23.6    Councillor Hills noted that since BHCC agreed to involve children in the climate strike, would this be considered as an absence. it was further enquired if this would be seen as negative.

 

23.7    The Executive Director – Families, Children & Learning stated that the decision was down to each individual school. It was clarified that BHCC had provided guidance to each school and that there was a mechanism for schools to accept this under exceptional circumstance and to classify this as an authorised absence.

 

23.8    Councillor Nield requested clarification of measured outcomes.

 

23.9    The Senior Advisor – Education and Partnerships stated that this was very early data across every Key Stage subject.

 

23.10  RESOLVED:

 

1.    That the update to the Brighton & Hove Education Partnership be noted.

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